Tall Wood Cake Stand

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Get the tall cake, without all the expensive tiers!  If you want your single or smaller cake to look bigger and better, try this DIY wood cake stand.

Elevate your cake with a beautiful wood cake stand-  Measuring 5-1/2" tall, this beautiful piece adds height and warm wood texture to your dessert display.  It's perfect for adding personalization too.

This is a free, step by step project plan, most anyone can build it using just a few tools.  Diagrams, video and lots of photos from Ana-White.com

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How I Built this Cake Stand

To build this cake stand start by cutting and prefinishing your boards, sand any rough edges.

cutprefinishTo assemble, you will glue and nail the first side piece.


Next glue and nail the other side piece.sidesideendFinally add the 3rd and 4th sides, they will span across the exposed ends, nail and glue here too. 


nailsideendSuch an easy way to make a wood cake display with simple customizations.

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Free Plans for Tall Cake Stand

Ready to elevate your cakes to new heights?  Get this one built!  Here's the free step by step plans from Ana-White.com

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Tall Wood Cake Stand

cake stand dimensions - up to 12" round cake
Cake stand dimensions - up to 12" round cake


Shopping List
  • 1 - 1x6 @ 6 feet long
  • 1-1/4" brad nails
  • wood glue
  • wood filler
  • wood stain
Cut List
  • 4 - 1x6 @ 11"
  • 2 - 1x6 @ 12-1/2"
Tape Measure
Safety Glasses
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander


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